Web and Mobile Application Development Company

Saffron Tech is a full-service Web, Software Development, and Mobile Application Development company with offices in the New York area and India, serving global clientele for over 10 years.

Our expertise in services range from Custom Website Design and Development, Portal Development, Ecommerce Development, Native and Hybrid mobile application development to the latest technologies like PHP, Wordpress,.Net, iOS, Android, and Xamarin etc.

With almost a decade of experience behind us, we have perfected our development process. Our command of various technologies, agile methodology of development, and working with industry leading tools enable us to create scalable web and mobile solutions for our clients. Our goal is always to be an extension of our client’s business and provide innovative solutions for their technology requirements by meeting expectations in quality and timely delivery.

 

Call us now at +1 (315) 642-4730 or Fill the Contact Form and our business consultant will get in touch.

 

Our sales process includes:

1. Submit Project Requirement to us
2. Business Analysis of Project Scope
3. Brainstorming Business Solutions with Client and Analysis team.
4. Proposal Submission
5. Contract Closure 

 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Newark, NJ
headquarters
  • One Gateway Center, Suite 2600
    Newark, NJ 07102
    United States
other locations
  • B/30 Sector 5
    Noida, UP 201301
    India
  • Building No-1, Lane-1, Westend marg, Lane-1, Behind Saket Metro Station, Saidulajab
    New Delhi, PB 110030
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Start Ups, Entrepreneurs, SMBs, Corporations, Fortune 500 Companies

Enzi - Wallet App

The enzi wallet app is a secure and sound gateway to make and receive payments. The wallet has an easy signup where the bank and transactional info of the customers is absolutely safe and is only visible to the customers. Users can easily recharge their Wallet with requisite amount of money and even withdraw amount to bank for easy withdrawal. The wallet user can easily request money from a friend via their contact number or

transfer money to a merchant swiftly by simply entering the merchant’s app ID or scanning their QR Code. SMS notifications for every transaction.

Sow Good - Education App

An interactive education platform where children and their parents have access to a plethora of educational and informative videos, articles, homework assignments and questionnaires. The app has a simple registration and login feature. Parents would receive push notifications when their child checks in or checks out of the app. The app also has study groups for students in various grades. The use profile management is easy as

1, 2, 3.

Ricegather - Dating App

We designed a dating app where the intent was to keep it simple for singletons to meet. The process of creating this innovative dating & networking app involved research in terms of what the targeted audiences were looking for. During the planning phase we worked on the personas, created all possible scenarios of using the app and how the user journey would tread ahead. The design and testing phase was a challenge where

wireframes, mid-fi prototypes were created. Our creative minds were responsible for creating an appealing UX strategy.

 

InternsMe - A Video Resume Job Portal

 

Taking pride in being the first  video resume career portal of UAE, InternsME connects young graduate students and employers to enhance the young career by providing them internships, traineeship, part time and full time job opportunities. InternsMe looks for fast learners and talented graduates throughout the year. The

employment network is very much beneficial for all the freshers as the employers are aware of the fact that they will be hiring freshers and are completely comfortable with it. Launched in 2012, InternsMe is dealing with the challenge of unemployment in Dubai UAE.

Real Estate Web Application for Agents

Real estate door to door knocking is made easy with Real Farm 247. The app is available on the mobile platforms like iOS and android and helps the agents get accurate homeowner data, property data along with the MLS data instantly. It helps in easy tracking and keeping real estate activity data organized. You don't have to deal with the paperwork while

farming your neighbourhood and makes the real estate door knocking quite easy for the real estate agents.  The custom CRM inbuilt on the app provides you access for easy emailing and managing follow up visits.

Real farm 247 - Door to Door Knocking App For Real Estate Agents

Project summary
The client is based in Irvine, providing services in real estate at the nick of a click. The RF247 app, developed by Saffron Tech is for both Android and iOS compatible and enables the user to identify the patterns, review the performance and apply the knowledge to the next time the user logs in for knocking the farm.


Feedback summary
The client

is fully satisfied with the expert work delivered by Saffron Tech. It is an effective and user friendly application which can be easily handled by a non technical person as well. Saffron Tech is highly recommended for your android and iOS application requirements. 

Falken Tyre - Brand in Tyre Industry

Falken Tyre is the result of a joint venture between Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the sixth largest tyre conglomerate, and Stamford Tyre Corporation Ltd., who are the world’s largest tyre distributors. To strongly mark their entry in a new market, they urgently required a new website and a mobile app and considered us as a perfect fit for the web and mobile development services they required. And we were happy to help,

here’s what we did for them…
 

Solutions : We started off by fully revamping the website’s structure and on-site navigational patterns with the help of a new theme. New banners and other visuals were also added to give the website a little extra look.

 

 

TabOn

TabOn is the digital experience missing from dining. A simplified solution to getting deals without having to book a table. Getting live bill updates. Easy bill splitting and Seamless Payments. It gives you the power to Review your expenses on dining and also leave reviews for your favorite restaurants to help them serve customers better.

Challenges: Initially, the notifications feature on the

dashboard app was a trouble. After running tests and fixing the bugs, we were able to create a smooth functioning UI/UX and a much better flow throughout the app.

We had to instill accurate GPS capabilities

The restaurant search was supposed to have filters based on location, cuisine, or other aspects.

Solutions :

To help spread the message of ZERO Paper Waste and Quick E-Bills, we wanted to create the app for both Android and iOS platform.

This would be a first of its kind app in the South-east Asian market, we had to make sure the user likes the UI and hence began the app design. App wireframes were created with new steps added throughout the process.

Rapid Response : Dispatcher App

Our client, Dean Caroleo heads and directs and a Transportation, and Elevator installation & Maintenance business. We were approached to specifically design a robust helpdesk ticketing system for managing elevator maintenance and installation requests & queries.

The Challenges We Faced : 
The main issue we faced was during the integrating of a custom calendar along with ensuring

secure payment reports.Along with these, we also had to ensure real-time updated in various analytics graphs in the admin dashboard.

The Results We Delivered : 
Keeping in mind the need of the client for a cost efficient and native app, we unanimously decided to go for Xamarin as the ideal platform. 

Imintelly - Project management Tool

Project Summary: 
IMintelly is a unique white label SEO dashboard that facilitates reporting and project tracking. IT Chimes developed this integrated marketing tool which runs on both Android and IOS platforms and empowers the marketing team with an integrated SEO reporting tool while providing a common platform for clients and service providers to interact.

Feedback Summary:
The users are

extremely satisfied with the services IMintelly offers and strongly recommends it as an internet marketing tool to facilitate overall business performance.

FabAlley - E commerce Startup

Project Summary:
An amazing shopping app that is compatible for both Android and IOS platforms offers latest fashion arrivals, Wishlist saving and attractive discounts.  The mobile app developed with the help of IT Chimes provides a fabulous “Get the Look” feature and an easy checkout process. 


Review Summary:
The project executed with precision and

clarity. Proactive and constructive feedback was client’s highlights for working with IT Chimes. The client was appreciative of the quality of the project and the app development process and recommend their services and plans to continue to partner with IT Chimes going forward.

Ezy Qatar- Google of Qatar

Project summary:
Get the power of browsing advertisement category wise with ezyQatar. The project allows various businesses to connect with their potential customers over the web. The app is available for both android and iOS platform and has been used extensively by the businesses in Qatar.


Feedback summary:
The whole idea of creating an advertising platform is

great. Be it apparel, automobiles, food, lifestyle or any other niche, you can easily find the services listed.

Picnut: Pic Sharing Mobile App

Project summary:
Picnut can be understood or described as an app that lets you share group photos with your friends, relatives and acquaintances. It is quite helpful in fast photo sharing even when you don't carry an external photo sharing device like a usb. The app is available for both android and iOS platform.

Feedback summary:
The project development was a unique

idea in its own. The team has worked efficiently and strategically to meet the user's' expectations.

My Mobile - E-magazine

Taking pride to be India’s first and the most popular mobile monthly publication, My mobile is committed in its goal of educating, providing information and entertaining its readers about all the latest introduction to the

mobile world. With every single day, the mobile world is updating itself with new technologies and My mobile portrays it to its readers with an Indian touch, without any prejudice whatsoever. Hence, for a one stop mobile information, My Mobile is the best choice for an updated and connected lifestyle.

ExploreAll- Lasting Experiences

Taking some time off from work and exploring new places are a dream for many. ExploreAll fulfills this wish by providing direct access to travel agents and local tour guides as it is believed that for getting the best

experience of a place, explore around with a local for a better experience. ExploreAll keeps in  mind the environment and allows access to tours accordingly. Started by an explorer Thomas Jerphanion, the main aim is to provide a lasting experience and leave a very positive impact on the flora and fauna of Southeast Asia.

Food Event Portal - Foodikted

Foodikted was born to connect people having a similar passion and love for Food and socialising. This innovative move brings all the foodies close to each other with authentic home cooked food.

Established since 17th October 2015, Foodiked has been able to bring in the concept of community and socialising again, which seem to have got lost off lately.

Interested candidates can set a day,

cuisine and dietary restrictions according to their requirements and relish their favorite food along with connecting to new people.

Creating an event and becoming a host is also a very easy process mentioned clearly on our website.Get along with Foodiked and experience a whole new world of life, food and new friends. 

Worldoo (Kid Social Netoworking)

Worldoo is a social networking for kids which offers the famous Monki games.

id="docs-internal-guid-d7830991-4440-275a-99a8-12deb16ae0e8">An outcome of the game developers and teachers coming together, these games are  fun and a  highly engaging way to teach the kids many skills and values of life. With Monki now on mobile, the kids can learn positive thinking through its stimulating and challenging games.

Faballey

FabAlley is an online fashion destination for taste-makers and trend-breakers all over the country. In just two years, the shop has grown to become a legit style source for fashion-forward apparel and accessories. The name was inspired by all the

rebellious, fashion-forward girls in India who shy away from the mainstream and shop at offbeat alleys, indie-chic nooks and quirky boutiques.

DataSnap Foreclosure - Auction Website


My Data Snap is a Real Estate Portal that lets users log in and look up the desired property. We have been serving our clients since 2008 by providing them foreclosure auction database that contains various property details, bid information, Auction locations, title information, pre-foreclosure information, etc.

We have created modules like CMS, Property Listing, Advanced Search Options among

others that offer a smooth browsing experience. We recently reworked on the portal to add more features to it and enhance its visual appeal.

 

Ship By Bid - Bidding Portal

Ship By Bid is a shipping and delivery firm operating based on user bids on loads and packages that the user needs to transport. The website has been refurbished by IT Chimes to facilitate a faster checkout and form posting.

Ezy Qatar - Classified Portal

Ezy Qatar is an advertising portal in Qatar to help a business connect with their customer from anywhere in the country, at any time at a very low cost. You can make use of this search engine technology to look for any

business, product or service along with the rating and reviews which aids you in making your decision as every information is available on this portal.
 

It is an effective, low cost and flexible marketing solution for the business as  they can showcase a lot of information on their company profile to get access to millions of customers. It is an amazing way to connect businesses and customers to each other which is easy to use and lucrative for both the parties.

GoldDerby

GoldDerby is one of the most reliable and trusted Hollywood News Portals to keep you updated about the latest trends of the industry. Being licensed by the Los Angeles Times in 2005 and having gained a name in the Industry, Gold Derby popularly presents four sets of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and other predictions for their comparisons and analysis.

 

You can also view the predictions at various charts which are then aggregated into racetrack odds and percentages applied by site users to wager points. The issuing of scores is done by every awards competition where winners are ballyhooed.

 

You can also operate Gold Derby as social networks where individuals invite users in order to make friends and communicate like the way they do on other social networking sites. Also, the photos of albums top 10 lists etc can be posted on the TV or film awards.

 

A Sneak Preview into the World of IT Chimes

Another customer testimonial video. Please watch to see the positive feedback.

A satisfied customer shows his appreciation for IT Chimes and discusses his successful work.

Reviews

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Platform Development for Employment Startup

"They're an honest and ethical team, so dealing with them has always been easy."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech provides best practice consulting and development for a startup platform. They built the platform from scratch and continue to enhance it with upgrades.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Product Manager at Employment Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech is an honest and ethical team with great pricing. They made some mistakes with testing that delayed the project but are still highly recommended.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company was founded 3-4 years ago in Dubai, in order to tackle the very high youth unemployment rate in the region. We're a job portal connecting university students and recent graduates with different employment opportunities in the region. When it comes to users, we have 2 very broad sets: candidates and employers. 

I am the product manager of the company, handling everything related to technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

When our company was started 3-4 years ago, we were looking for a technology partner that could come in and walk us through best practices for developing our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech has been our technology partner, helping us build the platform from the ground up. Whenever it comes to any questions about moving forward or making upgrades, Saffron Tech acts like our consultant.

We were creating our platform from scratch and had a general idea of what needed to be done, but when it came to specifics and alternatives, Saffron Tech acted as a consultant/chief advisor for our company, suggesting the best technology practices for us to move forward. We were given use cases against which to measure what we were looking to do.

Saffron Tech helped us with the design and development for the first iteration of our site. We handled its design ourselves for the relaunch in 2015, but Saffron Tech handled everything from development to testing.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

Our co-founders had a very good idea of what we wanted to achieve as well as a budget in mind for what we were looking to do. Based on these factors, Saffron Tech was chosen as the best solution.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

The annual budget for Saffron Tech's work is around $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our company started working with Saffron Tech 3 years ago. They are still working with us. The work we do with Saffron Tech is done through continuous development projects that are broken into different phases.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Saffron Tech has gone above-and-beyond. They're an honest and ethical team, so dealing with them has always been easy. 

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Saffron Tech has remained available during any unforeseen issues, even over weekends. Their project managers have always worked hard to obtain the resources that we need for our project.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech's upper management met us in person at the start of the project, in order to talk to us about our requirements. They were knowledgeable enough to let us know about any problems, which we could encounter and suggested more practical alternatives. In general, Saffron Tech has been clear about our expectations from the start.

I haven't dealt with many other companies which were as flexible as Saffron Tech when it came to wanting to change certain tasks  in our scope of work..

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

Saffron Tech could improve quality testing.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

Clients should ask many questions. Saffron Tech is a knowledgeable and ethical group, so they can address any doubts about moving forward, in terms of both the technology and the business needs.

4.0
Overall Score Saffron Tech needs improvement in terms of quality testing, but they're a good team and they work hard to ensure that our projects are delivered and our expectations are met.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Issues with quality testing has led to the results not meeting our acceptance criteria at times, but Saffron Tech has performed well in this regard in general.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Saffron Tech has gone above-and-beyond in order to ensure that they meet our requirements while sticking to a budget. The task-list was kept flexible whenever we needed to make changes.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Saffron Tech works very hard to meet the expectations and requirements that are set for them.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Backend Development for Boutique Marketing Agency

"Saffron Tech programs very cleanly. ... Also, the Saffron Tech team is great at customer service."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech provides back-end development services for a boutique marketing agency depending on client needs. The average project is small but will likely grow over time.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Founder, Boutique Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech delivers clean code for a competitive price. They also have a strong project management software geared toward non-technical clients.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the owner and one of the partners of Scarlett Ryan Consulting. We are a boutique marketing agency located in central New Jersey that specializes in small to medium sized companies. I am also the online project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We do a lot of the content and creative side, and we wanted someone to do the backend development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We reached out to Saffron Tech to be the development arm of our website business and they did our first website. When I began to talk to their staff, I realized they had a lot more to offer. We’ve started to use them for SEO and they pretty much write the proposals for me, which is amazing. I just need to edit it, print it, and hand it to the client. They have done some design work when I didn’t have time to give them any visuals. They came back with some great artwork.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech contacted us and I decided to hire them for 1 project. I liked what they did with the first project so we started giving them more work. As we got to know the team, they wanted critical feedback because they want to get better at how they serve their clients.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

The average project they’ve completed has been around $1,000 to $1,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project 6 months ago, and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Saffron Tech programs very cleanly. I have worked with other companies where the developers leave a lot of space junk in a WordPress website. If they don’t understand something, they’ll get clarification instead of guessing what I want. I have customers that are extremely happy because the product was exactly what they wanted. If I find an issue after we’ve paid for and taken possession of the work, Saffron Tech they will take care of it. Also, the Saffron Tech team is great at customer service.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They have dedicated teams to the graphic design, backend coding, and Internet marketing, so you know who to contact with questions. They are on Skype and we can see who the person is and make sure that everyone understands what we’re asking for.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

My account manager at the top of his Skype profile says “Mistakes are an opportunity for us to serve our client better.” That attitude has made me a devotee of Saffron Tech.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

They need to make their conduit software for project management easier to understand, especially for non-technical clients.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

You need to have a lot of conversations up front to understand how they are set up. Then, you can utilize Saffron Tech to a much better capacity if you have that understanding from day 1.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s strong but not perfect.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Any business is run by humans, which means that nothing is going to be perfect. Anytime I would point something out that was missed or I didn’t understand, they immediately explain things or fix the problem.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Photo Sharing Startup

"They have good communication and responsiveness, and I wouldn't have been able to get the same level of value from a United Kingdom-based company."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech helped the client lay out the architecture of a mobile application and develop the iOS application with the goal of turning the concept into a successful business.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
United Kingdom
Founder, Photo Sharing Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application was a major success, and the Saffron Tech team is responsive and helpful with app marketing. They are fairly priced and much better than previously used offshore firms.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We have developed an event photo and video sharing app. I am the founder and chief executive officer of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We needed assistance in scoping the architectural layout of our application and taking it forward into material UI/UX [user interface/user experience] designs, make a proof of concept, and ultimately develop and launch the product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech has been our development partner for the app. Their involvement has started from day one by putting ideas on paper and specking out what the potential of the application could be, what architecture needed to sit behind it, and what functionalities could be integrated into it, given the available features of iOS at the time. We proceeded to a full development phase from there.

Saffron Tech has assisted with arranging certain business introductions and helped promote awareness, but we've not officially engaged them in any marketing activities.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I was introduced to Saffron Tech during a visit to New Delhi. I wanted to have a look at their team size and managers, as well as Saffron Tech's previous work, in order to gauge how they could work with international clients. I found that certain Indian developers had substandard capabilities on the UI/UX front, so I was careful to make sure that Saffron Tech could meet my standards. Cost was also a factor.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

The cost of our project with Saffron Tech was slightly less than $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The main chunk of the work has been completed. Our app is fully developed and launched, but there is an ongoing scope for minor updates as we adjust for new iOS and Android OS releases.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Saffron Tech has developed a good product that we were able to launch. The app received decent reviews. Many people would be taken aback if told that the app was made by an Indian developer. It's on par with Western standards, so it's great that we've been able to finish the app for its price.

I don't think that metrics and rating are purely a function of an app's quality. Much more goes into this, like the marketing budget, exposure, and what someone does with a product once it's been delivered. That said, we've been able to surpass 10,000 downloads organically, without any marketing. We have a rating of 4.7 on the Play Store and also have close to a 5-star rating on Apple's App Store. Reviews are positive as well.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Saffron Tech is a good team. They're diligent in making sure that clients are looked after, and Saffron Tech maintains operations outside of India, including in the United States. We can always reach out to them, especially to Saffron Tech's 2 founders, who are available to any queries that need to go to that level.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Overall, I've been satisfied with Saffron Tech. They have good communication and responsiveness, and I wouldn't have been able to get the same level of value from a United Kingdom-based company.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

There is a difference between Western and Eastern cultures in terms of design, but people have still been impressed with our product.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

I advise clients to spec things out fully, from the start, be clear in terms of what they need to be delivered and spend time mapping that goal from day one. Saffron Tech will give their time and answer any questions.

5.0
Overall Score It's been a good experience, and I'd use Saffron Tech again. I have worked with other developers with bad results – to the point of having to scrap the work and starting over – so I am happy to have found Saffron Tech.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were 1 or 2 instances of things going over schedule, but this will happen in every project. Issues were well communicated to me and occurred because there were some changes from my end.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to other quotes, and to general development costs in the West, there is no comparison for Saffron Tech.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work was top-notch, but there are developers in the U.S. and U.K. operating at higher levels. I am aware that those companies charge in the region of $1,000 per day.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I advise clients to meet with Saffron Tech and discuss their project.

Various Projects for Volunteer Organization

"Saffron Tech has been great so far and has kept very strict timelines."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech created a website in 2013 and maintains the site on an ongoing basis. As of November 2016, work is also wrapping up on an Android application.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
India
Founder, Volunteer Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech is cost-effective and very responsive. They are very cooperative and flexible with the scope and technology changes.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide an online portal that matches people with volunteering opportunities in India and 2 countries in southeast Asia. We have an online portal as well as mobile apps. I am the founder and chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We are outsourcing our entire technology development and maintenance to Saffron Tech.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech has been developing and maintaining our website for the past 3 years [since 2013]. Saffron Tech has briefly worked on SEO [search engine optimization] for us, and we've also used them for Android development, which is now in its final stages.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We reviewed a couple of local technology vendors in New Delhi. The most valuable and capable option proved to be Saffron Tech.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

The average yearly cost of our work with Saffron Tech is more than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Saffron Tech for 3 years and have no plans to stop.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We are definitely satisfied with Saffron Tech. They've been very supportive of our company. At one point, our site crashed due to excess traffic, which we had not planned for. Saffron Tech proved very supportive in these cases, even on nonworking days.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Even though we've had to go through multiple iterations and scope changes, Saffron Tech has always cooperated with us.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech has been great so far and has kept very strict timelines.

Are there any areas where Saffron Tech could improve?

The design quality was not up to our expectations initially, but Saffron Tech has improved significantly through the years.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

I would suggest for clients to be clear and precise with their scope and objectives, in order to receive the results they want exactly.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have personally recommended Saffron Tech to a few of my friends and family.

Web Development for Industrial Automation Company

"Saffron Tech's business developer and their project management team have been very good."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jun. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech developed the first website for the client to list over 10,000 products and market the firm globally.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Kuwait
Director of Financial Operations, Industrial Automation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech delivered a strong website and has effective project managers and great responsiveness. They could improve server problems but performed very well overall.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a Kuwait-based company working in the industrial automation field. We're the number-one distributor for many multinational companies.

I am the finance operations manager of the company. I support the chief executive officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

Even though our company is close to 50 years old, we still didn't have a website. We tried to build one in the past, but failed for various reasons, partly because this was a very big task. We provide close to 10,000 items, and putting all of them online was a daunting task.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech was tasked with creating an online presence for the company, which we can use for marketing and exposure. Our second e-commerce project with Saffron Tech will be for a sister company.

Saffron Tech has been helpful in providing guidance. I work in the corporate finance area and have a background in chemical engineering. I knew what I wanted in terms of an end-product, but had never worked on a project of this kind. Whenever I got stuck, Saffron Tech guided me towards where we needed to go. I find this to be Saffron Tech's most valuable asset.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I did an online search, looking for a platform that would give me a ranking on developers from multiple regions. I found a list on which Saffron Tech was within the first 2 positions. The other company I contacted was from Kuwait and based on their reputation, I knew that the ranking was correct. Saffron Tech had competitive pricing, and the information about them was accurate. Saffron Tech's business development person was very good and took the time to guide me through the process.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

Our projects with Saffron Tech will have a total cost of around $8,000. We received quotes from other firms 3 times higher for the same work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Saffron Tech since June 2016, and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I have been satisfied with Saffron Tech. Our website is also hosted by them and has had some technical glitches, not allowing me to log in. I can send Saffron Tech an email, and they will respond right away and address the issue. I have an American approach, letting Saffron Tech know whenever I'm frustrated with something. They've responded to this well.

The website hasn't been launched yet, so I have no metrics.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Saffron Tech's business developer and their project management team have been very good.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

I have been pleasantly surprised with how good of a fit we have, given the cultural differences. Saffron Tech has an understanding of how the West operates, and they utilize this knowledge.

I have been pleasantly surprised with Saffron Tech's creative side, which is a common criticism for Indian companies. Whenever there was a gap in details, Saffron Tech covered it with their own creativity.  

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

Technical issues, like Saffron Tech's servers, could be improved. Other than this, the collaboration with Saffron Tech has been good.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

I advise clients to get details down from the beginning, in order to have a clear view of what the project will be. We haven't had any issues with Saffron Tech by doing this.

It's also important for clients to establish a relationship from the beginning, and build trust. We've spent a lot of time talking with Saffron Tech. As an example, I’ve become Facebook friends with our business developer, which isn't something that would happen in the US.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design and Marketing for Safari Operator

"Saffron Tech will make the process easy for people who aren't familiar with technology, bringing the business online."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech was engaged to market safari experiences to tourists from around the globe through an interactive website and live video feeds.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
India
Director, Safari Operator
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech completed the project before the deadline, which was essential to the success of the project due to the client's seasonal bookings. Saffron Tech is praised for being flexible and organized.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company organizes wildlife safaris for people in India, Sri Lanka, and Africa. I am the Director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We needed to develop our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech has built our website and helped regarding internet marketing, including SEO [search engine optimization], as well as Facebook and Instagram work. We have frequent live broadcasts, and Saffron Tech has helped us identify our target audiences, and what content we should post.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We approached 7 vendors in Mumbai and New Delhi and chose Saffron Tech because their contact understood our business the best. Even Saffron Tech's developers had a good idea of what we were looking for, and were quick to respond to our queries.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

The cost of our project with Saffron Tech has been around $6,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Saffron Tech in April 2015, and have an ongoing relationship. The website has been completed, but we continue to add new features to it, from time to time, using Saffron Tech. Our latest development project started in June 2016 and took 2 months to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I'm very happy with how things have worked out with Saffron Tech. I've worked with other developers in Mumbai in the past, and Saffron Tech has been able to deliver the job a lot quicker.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They understood our business, and what I wanted the site to look like when it went online.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

There were times when I identified changes for the website late at night, but I could contact Saffron Tech's team, and see the work completed within a couple of hours. Instead of working within fixed hours, I could talk to Saffron Tech at any time. Saffron Tech also made sure that our clients in Africa had good access to the feeds.

We have recommended Saffron Tech to a partner company in the UK, and they plan to use them in the future.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

I cannot think of anything. Saffron Tech's team has been very cooperative. There were times when it was difficult for me to explain issues, but Saffron Tech could identify what I wanted to be developed.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

Clients should be as clear as possible with the developers. Saffron Tech will make the process easy for people who aren't familiar with technology, bringing the business online.

5.0
Overall Score This is the second time I've worked with Saffron Tech, and I don't have any complaints.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were on-target throughout the project. I made it clear that I needed the site to be live by June when the big safari season started, and it was ready within one day of the deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I could contact Saffron Tech at any time when I needed a change made. Saffron Tech was also flexible regarding pricing.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Saffron Tech could work in detail regarding designing the website and provided around 30 design samples and color schemes for me. The site looks great and is easy to use by people who are not tech-savvy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended Saffron Tech to a few friends looking to get an e-commerce project started, and they're on their way.

Web Project for Furniture Wholesaler

"Given the scope of our project, Saffron Tech's timeliness was very good, and we got great value."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2015 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech was selected to update an existing informational website with hundreds of product additions and images to push more wholesaler sales.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Employee, Furniture Wholesaler
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech is praised for making the correct changes quickly with minimal delays and errors. Saffron Tech is extremely responsive and dedicated to client satisfaction.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a furniture design and manufacturing company distributing products within the United States and Canadian markets. I am an employee who helps manage the project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We needed to develop a website and update product listings on it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech developed our website based on existing designs and helped with its maintenance. It is Java-based, and Saffron Tech also built an applet for it. Our site doesn't have e-commerce capabilities and acts only as a catalog. We sell our products through clients. We had a significant number of products to list, numbering in the hundreds, so it was a lengthy project, but Saffron Tech did a good job. I acted as a liaison during the process.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech was selected 1 to 2 years before I started working for the company.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

I don't have an exact figure, but I know that it was a fair price, compared to what we received.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project with Saffron Tech started in November 2015. It took 1 to 2 months to complete and finished within our scope.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The site is simply a product page, and we receive minimal traffic for it, so there hasn't been much user feedback.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Saffron Tech was responsive whenever we needed something, which I appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Given the scope of our project, Saffron Tech​'s​​​​​​ timeliness was very good, and we got great value.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

For the scope of the project, it was a good process for us.

 What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

Clients should provide many details, telling Saffron Tech exactly what they need. Saffron Tech will usually be able to deliver or offer a workaround.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Saffron Tech met all of our deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    As far as I'm aware, there was no renegotiating.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was a good delivery – exactly as we wanted – but there was a bit of back and forth with Saffron Tech in order to give them the right details.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Holding Company

"Saffron Tech was knowledgeable and they gave solutions to the problems that we faced."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Apr. 2016
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech was selected by a holding company to redevelop an existing website to make it more dynamic and improve support and updates.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Hong Kong
IT Manager, Holding Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech is complimented for delivering a website on time and on budget during a quick project timeline. Saffron Tech is recommended for other website builds.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the IT manager for Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited, a holding company that currently own 2 online game development companies. One is Digital Extremes in Canada, the other is Splash Damage from the UK.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the challenge that you were trying to address when you approached Saffron Tech?

We needed to update our company website and make it more dynamic.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech developed our company website based on our requirements. They are hosting the website for at least a year. We’ve asked them to solve any difficulties that may arise along the way. They also made recommendations along the way during development.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

First, we shortlisted potential web developers and looked at their previous projects. We then talked to their representatives for thoughts on our requirements. Then, we compared the pricing and development time needed for the project. After this process, we ended up choosing Saffron Tech.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?  

We paid $12,000 for 4 months of development.

What is the status of this engagement?

During December 2015, we spent half a month negotiating on the project. We started outlining and preparing in January 2016. The website development work was finished by the 1st of April 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The website was finished on time and according to our requirements. We are satisfied with the final results.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech was knowledgeable and they gave solutions to the problems that we faced.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?
We should have spent more time on the usability study and debugging.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Investment Banking Firm

"I appreciated the kindness and availability of the Saffron Tech team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech was hired to design and develop a website for the client, which focuses on investment banking, real estate, and asset management. Work began in 2015 and is primarily finished.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Marc Kirst
Chairman/CEO, The Amazing Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work done by Saffron Tech, which was very detailed and accommodating. They were also praised for their organization, project management, and adherence to timelines. The client appreciated the kindness and availability of the team.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The Amazing Group is focused on investment banking, real estate, and asset management. We serve clients in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. I serve as chairman and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We wanted to find providers who could execute our website design vision and development. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech was tasked with developing a website for our group. We have also used them for creating another website.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I contacted and interviewed the highest-ranked website design firms and found Saffron Tech to be the best possible partner because they had the right expertise and were straight-forward.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

The price for their work is unbeatable in comparison with other firms, and I would always recommend to receive a quote from them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Saffron Tech in the second quarter of 2015. The main site is complete but hasn't been launched yet. We will continue to work with Saffron Tech for the second website.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Saffron Tech completed everything perfectly on the main website. Their professionals were always patient and accommodated many new ideas and alterations.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

The process was very organized, and I was very happy with our weekly progress reports. Saffron Tech assigned a project manager for our work, who explained everything over hour-long calls. Saffron Tech set good timelines and gave us estimates for completion. It was a pleasure to work with them.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

I appreciated the kindness and availability of the Saffron Tech team, even at non-office hours.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

I knew exactly what I wanted in regards to the design. I recommend that other clients also know exactly what their design vision is. Simply asking the developers to do a great design job in general, without clear indications, might not lead to the desired result. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Saffron Tech provided much better value than other similarly high-ranked website companies.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Saffron Tech did exactly what I wanted.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended Saffron Tech several times. Clients just need to know and convey exactly what they want.

PHP Development for Environmental Foundation

"We're satisfied with their work and plan to renew our contract with Saffron Tech."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech was tasked with creating a huge database of public domain data from the US and India to push environmental change and sustainability globally.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
India
Assistant Manager, Environmental Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron Tech is complimented for effective training to bring the client's staff up to speed on the website and putting in extra hours to fix bugs. Saffron Tech is recommended for web development work.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our foundation focuses on environment change and sustainable development. I am an Assistant Manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We were working on developing a PHP [Hypertext Preprocessor] imaging database for the Indian market, which we wanted to publish as a public-domain platform. It is meant to host data gathered for India and the United States, for the period between 2007 and 2012. It's a very large database, including infographics, charts, and other elements, making it easy for people to visualize the data.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech developed our platform using PHP. We developed the database ourselves, and Saffron Tech developed the software around it and published it on our website. We worked with more than 5 people from their team, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We made a Google search and found Saffron Tech's name among the top developers in and around Delhi. We asked for some sample work, and Saffron Tech's examples were better than other ones.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Saffron Tech in March 2016. The first phase of our project has been completed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We're quite satisfied with Saffron Tech's work. Since I don't come from a software engineering background, I appreciated the fact that Saffron Tech also provided us with training on how to use the website, and make changes ourselves. We were given a detailed manual for the backend and user processes. Whenever we called them, Saffron Tech answered our requests quickly and fixed any issues within the hour.  We're satisfied with their work and plan to renew our contract with Saffron Tech.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Saffron Tech provided more work than was included in our contract, and always delivered on time. We were kept up-to-date with the progress of the work, and Saffron Tech was willing to work with us until 11 or 12 at night when we were nearing the website launch.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech is an interactive team, and they were able to understand our non-technical requirements. Saffron Tech was available to us whenever we called and updated our team on the status of the website.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

There were a few technical glitches with our website, but they were fixed quickly.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech is good in its field, and I highly recommend them, but I don't have any specific advice.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Saffron Tech delivered on time
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We've had to change our estimates a few times, but Saffron Tech stuck to the budget
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There were some issues, but the website was overall good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend Saffron Tech.